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Characteristics of Viña Mayor Verdejo
Viña Mayor Verdejo is a white wine produced by the winery Caserío de Dueñas, in Villaverde de Medina, D.O. Rueda.
Caserío de Dueñas is the winery that produces Rueda wines for the brand Viña Mayor. It belongs to Grupo Bodegas Palacio 1894, a large winegrowing company that manages more than 1200 hectares in 5 denominations of origin.
This winery is located in an farm that has more than 300 hectares of vineyards in one of the top quality areas of the D.O. Rueda. At the head of the production process is Almudena Alberca. She is an oenologist who is part of the current generation of Spanish oenologists with an international outlook.
Viña Mayor Verdejo is a wine that is produced with Verdejo and a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc, both from vineyards that are over 60 years old. They are harvested at night to take advantage of the lower temperatures and preserve all their aromatic potential. Once the harvest arrives at the winery, and after it goes through a soft stomping process, it ferments in stainless steel deposits at a low temperature. Here, the harvest is left for 2 months on its fine lees.
Viña Mayor Verdejo an aromatic, fresh, light wine. It stands out for its citric fruits and tropical notes, with aniseed and fennel hints. A refreshing, attractive Rueda.
Serve at 9ºC
Aperitif, White fish in sauce, Tempura, Pasta with fish sauce, Grilled seafood
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The D.O. Rueda is a denomination spanning across Castilla y León, along the River Duero and its tributaries. It is mainly white wines that are produced in this D.O., and Verdejo grapes are by far the most popular variety. With hints of flowers, fruit, scrub herbs and very fine aromas, these grapes give the wine a very strong personality.